Council's 'Gypsy Day' u-turn

Cows are moved, near Rakaia.

18 min ago  It's deemed too offensive so a new name for Otago sharemilkers moving cows to farms is needed.

Agri-business startups not easy

Dave Craig from Building Clever Companies (BCC) said New Zealand Inc. will benefit from agritech startups.

19 min ago  It is tough to start an agritech company and take it to a commercial entity.

Manawatu Feds' new boss

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

2:07 PM  Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

Keep a tight lid on spending

Farmers need to remain mindful of their spending to keep their costs down despite the jump in milk prices.

A higher dairy payout is cause for celebration, but farmers need to remember lessons from low payout years.

Farmers invest in native bush

Helen and Charlie Lea's sheep and beef farm is a model  to follow for other farmers looking for ways to reduce their ...

Charlie and Helen Lea fell in love with Ratanui's mix of contour and bush when they bought the farm in 2004.

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opinion

Supplements increase total profit

Good quality well-managed pasture is an excellent feed for dairy cows - if only cows could graze more of it, says Howard ...

Using supplements to maximise our competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture makes perfect economic sense, says a consultant.

Understanding base and marginal milk

Dairy nutrionist Howard de Klerk wants to correct a misperception.

Farmers' immigration fears

Big benefits for farmers in data ownership

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

Council's 'Gypsy Day' u-turn

Cows are moved, near Rakaia.

17 min ago  It's deemed too offensive so a new name for Otago sharemilkers moving cows to farms is needed.

GM ryegrass under the microscope

New Zealand's GM ryegrass has to go offshore for field testing.

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

2:07 PM  Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

advice

English leicester still has what it takes

David Bennett with his english leicester ewes. The breed has been in New Zealand for more than 150 years.

The english leicester sheep breed is on the decline in New Zealand, but still has a fan base.

Understanding base and marginal milk

Dairy nutrionist Howard de Klerk wants to correct a misperception.

Good quality well-managed pasture is an excellent feed for dairy cows - if only cows could graze more of it, says Howard ...

Supplements increase total profit

Using supplements to maximise our competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture makes perfect economic sense, says a consultant.

aquaculture

'Promising' results for reseeded paua

A curious seal keeps an eye on diver Jacob Radon during the paua survey last week.

Video surveys and genetic sampling used to monitor paua growth in Marlborough Sounds.

There's money in seaweed

Oyster farmers in the Sounds want to branch out into seaweed, producing the likes of giant kelp, sea lettuce and wakame.

Reni Gargiulo of Kiwi Kai, left and Donna Wells of Finest Kind are off to the Bluff for the Oyster Festival.

Bluff road trip to fly Nelson's seafood flag

Nelson seafood set to star(fish) at Bluff Oyster Festival

beef

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

2:07 PM  Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

Alliance to invest in Pukeuri plant

Alliance Group has announced a $2 million investment for its Pukeuri plant, near Oamaru.

Helen and Charlie Lea's sheep and beef farm is a model  to follow for other farmers looking for ways to reduce their ...

Farmers invest in native bush

Charlie and Helen Lea fell in love with Ratanui's mix of contour and bush when they bought the farm in 2004.

Sheep

New man at helm of Manawatu Feds

New Federated Farmers president, Richard Morrison on his farm.

Richard Morrison wants to carry on the good work of Feds president James Stewart.

Winning formula for winning farmers

Attention to detail was one of the repeated aspects of Paul and Marie Renton's winning farming business west of Hastings.

Helen and Charlie Lea's sheep and beef farm is a model  to follow for other farmers looking for ways to reduce their ...

Farmers invest in native bush

Charlie and Helen Lea fell in love with Ratanui's mix of contour and bush when they bought the farm in 2004.

cropping

Cracker kiwifruit season for Zespri

Gold kiwifruit sales increased from 32.6 million trays in 2015/16 to 48.5 million trays.

Last year's kiwifruit season outperformed every year to date, with high value and volume.

Mixed bag for meat and arable farmers

Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers had an up and down farming year in Southland.

Anne and Paul Jarman on the farm at Essendon, near Darfield in Canterbury.

Family farm changes with times over 154 years

In their 154 years on the same Canterbury land, Paul Jarman's family has lived through enormous change in farming, from wheat to lamb and now dairy farming.

agribusiness

Agri-business startups hard work

Dave Craig from Building Clever Companies (BCC) said New Zealand Inc. will benefit from agritech startups.

19 min ago  It is tough to start an agritech company and take it to a commercial entity.

Farmers invest in native bush

Charlie and Helen Lea fell in love with Ratanui's mix of contour and bush when they bought the farm in 2004.

The Fieldays is a chance for farmers to get off the farm and interact with farming leaders.

Farming in a brave new world

 Got a gripe with the Feds' position on Waikato's Plan Change 1? Let's hear it.

Discovery

Too soon for the robot milker?

De Laval's automatic milking rotary (AMR) on a farm in Tasmania.

DairyNZ scientist Brian Dela Rue takes a closer look at farmer-less milking, where cows move quietly and efficiently through robotic milking machines.

Keeping the cows in good nick

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

A drone is just a vehicle that might carry some useful technology.

The lowdown on drones

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

rural women

First aid courses save lives

Merv Utting, Grant "Jock" Wyllie, and Garry Woods and his dog Quid.

OPINION: Three wives in three homes kissed husbands goodbye and wished them safe travels. Only two of these guys came home.

Dairy Woman of Year awarded

Rakaia farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman is the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. 

Boxes of green kiwifruit are stored in Whitehall's refrigerated warehouse next to the packhouse.

Long road to recovery from Psa

Mark and Robyn Gardiner have gone through Psa and are out the other side.

Video

Mayors gather in Timaru

Everything from welcoming immigrants to Canterbury to promoting business, education, tourism, and different forms of transport will be discussed.

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